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Perfect Powerpoints

Powerpoint has become a wonderful tool for those involved not only in kids work, but any avenue of Christian service. Whereas those travelling around used to have to carry a huge amount of material in the form of acetates, flannel graphs and a myriad of other resources, much of it can be replaced with a small laptop and projector. In saying that, the older methods are not obsolete, but the real focus of this article is how to get the most out of your powerpoint slides.

Running a Childrens Club

Whether it is a Sunday School, or a midweek kids meeting, there is nothing more daunting than trying to run a kids club. It may be that you have a well established club that has been going for many years, or you may be starting one from scratch. Whichever it is, I've tried below to offer some helpful information on how to get the most out of your time with the kids.


Telling a story

This is perhaps the most important part of a childrens meeting. You've done the singing and possibly a quiz and now you have the undivided attention of a group of kids. Make no mistake, it can be very daunting standing up in front of kids to tell them a story. However there are some things you can do to try and keep their attention and get your point across.


Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!


Leading the singing

Leading the singing is for me one of the most enjoyable parts of a childrens meeting. It's a chance to really have some fun with the kids, but also a chance to get the Gospel message across at the same time. Everyone has their own style, but listed below are some things that I do in a childrens meeting to (hopefully) make it an enjoyable time for all.



Getting the most out of your quiz

The quiz is not just an age old tradition of having a bit of fun with the kids that attend your sunday schools and kids meetings. Quizzes provide an important way of reinforcing the things that you are trying to teach them and also allow you to gauge just how much they are taking in.



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